Verse 18 is our thesis, the primary command that we are to keep: be filled with the Spirit. An Understandable Version And do not get drunk on wine, which results in ruined lives, but be filled with the Holy Spirit. A sailing ship is moved along by the wind when it fills the sails and pushes the ship forward. Signs One Is Filled With the Holy Spirit. There are three aspects that show we are filled with Spirit. The prophets and apostles that wrote the scriptures did so as they were “moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Pet. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is wickedness (corruption, stupidity), but be filled with the [Holy] Spirit and constantly guided by Him. 100 Bible Verses about Being Filled With The Holy Spirit Ephesians 5:18 ESV / 72 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, Not everyone who challenges the mistranslation of Ephesians 5:18 agrees with me concerning how I translate the passage. chapter 5. ephesians 5:1-33.exhortations to love: and against carnal lusts and communications. A river produces power. Bible > Ephesians > Chapter 5 > Verse 18 Ephesians 5:18 Parallel Verses. (ASV) After reading the interlinear and comparing various English and Greek translations, I believe a correct rendering of the verse should be as follows: "And do not get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless living, instead ,keep on being filled in spirit." ... Don’t waste your time and your life by become drunk. The verse goes on to say, “But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive….” Here the Holy Spirit is seen as a river. Verses 19-21 then expound upon what being filled with the Spirit looks like. The results of being filled are described in the verses that follow (Ephesians 5:19-21). New Living Translation Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, King James Bible And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; When we are filled with the Holy Spirit we are moved forward into greater holiness and service for our Lord. Listen carefully to how Paul describes being filled with the Spirit in verses 19-21. 1:21). (a) Footnotes: Ephesians 5:18 Or, in spirit. We are filled with the Spirit so God can flow through us like a powerful river to impact others. Yet whatever criticisms have been made, our present four verses are divided exactly as I would expect them to be. In those verses we discover that a Spirit filled … circumspection in walk: redeeming the time: being filled with the spirit: singing to the lord with thankfulness: the wife's duty to the husband rests on that of the church to christ. Ephesians 5:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ephesians 5:18, NIV: "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery.Instead, be filled with the Spirit," Ephesians 5:18, ESV: "And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit," Ephesians 5:18, KJV: "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;" Notice in Ephesians 5:17-18 that we are commanded to not let wine control us but the Holy Spirit. Fill your life with the Holy Spirit. Clearly, Paul is not commanding the Ephesians to be filled with the Spirit in the sense that Luke describes various individuals as "filled with the Holy Spirit" such as in Luke 1:15, 41, 67; Acts 2:4; 4:31. Ephesians 5:15-21, Be Filled With The Spirit. 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